The team here at The Hummingbird Journal are student journalists working towards obtaining a HND in Practical Journalism at City of Glasgow College. We made this site in order to publish our work and to help other journalism students and creative content makers across the country get their work into the public eye.
Jenna Thomson – Sports Editor
Hi, I’m Jenna! I’m 18 years old and my dream career is to be a broadcast journalist. You’ll find my articles over on our Sports and Lifestyle & Culture Columns, and also on my own instagram – @journalist.jenna. I got into writing due to my grandad as he was an avid reader and one of the smartest guys I knew. He always pushed me to take my studies seriously and when I was younger I used to stay at his and I’d take his newspapers off him and I would sit reading through them all and it’d fascinate me. When he passed, I promised myself that I’d not let the values he instilled in me about the importance of education and spreading knowledge pass with him.
Fav Cocktail – Sex on the beach or Glitter Peach (own creation)
Go to Karaoke Song – ‘Lay all your love on me’ by ABBA
Heather Flood – Lifestyle and Political Editor
Hi Everyone! I’m Heather and I’m 21 years old and you’ll find majority of my content in our Lifestyle & Culture and Politics Columns! Since I can remember I’ve always had a passion for writing, whether that be creative or non-fiction. I chose to study journalism as I was ‘stuck in a rut’ and wanted to further my career and goals! I’d love to become a political or fashion journalist as those are my main passions in life – an odd mix, I know! My Papa, who was a political figure always encouraged me to do well in life and set me up with skills that will stay with me for life!
Fav Cocktail – Pornstar Martini
Go to Karaoke Song – ‘Black Velvet’ by Alannah Myles
Gabrielle Johnston – Lifestyle and Culture Editor
My name is Gabrielle Johnston, I’m 19 and I write primarily for the Lifestyle & Culture column of The Hummingbird Journal! I like to focus on health and lifestyle including exercise, healthy food recipes and body positivity. I also love to read and write, so book reviews may be imminent – however will delve into any other topics that fascinate me. As well as journalism I also write creatively including poetry and short stories which you can find on my own Instagram page – @aglasgowkiss – as well as on Hummingbird. My dream is to study English literature and creative writing at university and perhaps publish my own poetry anthology or short story collection…maybe even a novel!
Fav Cocktail – Sex on the Beach
Go to Karaoke Song – Anything by ABBA or ‘Is this the way to Amarillo’
Courtney McKenzie – Women’s Football Editor
Hello! I’m Courtney and I’m 19 years old. I enjoy playing football for BSC Glasgow and my dream job is to be the face of women’s football and work for the NWSL in America, covering soccer games worldwide. Both a love for football and writing got me into journalism – the perfect career! You’ll find my work on my own website too – TheFemaleGame.com
Fav Cocktail – Pornstar Martini or Mojito
Go to Karaoke Song – ‘Dignity’ by Deacon Blue
Chloe O’Donnell – Entertainment Editor
My name is Chloe O’Donnell and I am 19 years old, from the East End of Glasgow! I discovered my passion for journalism when I was in Primary. Writing/reading was my favourite thing to do and I would often write poetry for my family. My dream job would be to work with a company like NME as I would like to specialise in music journalism.
Fav Cocktail – Mojito
Go to Karaoke Song – ‘Losing my religion’ by R.E.M.
Liam Murphy – Sports Editor
I’m Liam Murphy and I’m 18 years old, from North Glasgow. I discovered my love for journalism by watching and reading all sports journalists and it’s gave me aspirations to become one of them! My dream is to become a presenter for a sports channel. I just could not turn down the opportunity to work with my friends in this situation and I cannot wait to get started!
Fav Cocktail – Mojito
Go to Karaoke Song – ‘Don’t stop me now’ by Queen
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